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No More Bystanders = No More Bullies
Activating Action in Educational Professionals



January 2011 | 176 pages | Corwin

"The author strikes a great balance between text, action ideas, and survey questions. With each chapter comes the opportunity to examine one's school and apply the information to improve an existing situation."
—Kim E. Vogel, Principal
Parkdale Elementary School, OR

"This text offers great activities for addressing bullying and changing school culture. I will use this resource repeatedly with respect to Safe and Supportive Schools and Positive Climates for Learning."
—Chris Sarellas, Principal
Vaughan Secondary School, Ontario, Canada

Team-focused strategies for bully-proofing your school

One of the greatest challenges educators face in addressing bullying is recognizing when it's right in front of them. From identifying unsupervised campus "hot spots" to intervening appropriately in the moment, this practical how-to guide will equip your staff members to stand up instead of stand by. Shona Anderson's seven-step framework arms educators with:

  • A 10-question "pulse check"to determine areas of school culture that need strengthening
  • Tangible actions for each stage of the decision-making cycle
  • Activities that prompt staff members to observe, collaborate, act, and evaluate

 School leaders are empowered to maintain safe schools. It is a team effort and this unique guidebook shows how to educate all staff members to transform your school's culture from passive to proactive.


 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Preface
 
Introduction: Bullying and Bystanderism
The Elephant in the Room

 
The Continuum to Action

 
If We Do What We’ve Always Done- We’ll Get What We’ve Always Got

 
Turning on the Lights

 
Action - Pulse Check

 
 
1. The Team Approach to Safe Schools
What is a Safe Schools Team?

 
Creating a Safe Schools Team in Your School

 
Case Study – Who’s On Your Team?

 
Action – Planning Your Team

 
 
I. Pre-Bystanderism
 
2. Personal History Primes Perceptions
Following the Path Backwards

 
A Friend and A Foe

 
The Priming Problem

 
Broadening the Path

 
Case Study – Can You Spot The Bully?

 
Action – Fact Or Myth Activity

 
 
3. Good Intentions Can Get Lost
The Kitty Genovese Story

 
Good Samaritans – The Parable From Jerusalem to Jericho

 
The Bystander Affect – What Affects the Bystander?

 
Case Study – What Do You See?

 
Action – Hot Spots

 
 
II. Decision Making
 
4. Broken Culture – A Window of Opportunity
Broken Windows From New York to Your School

 
What Are Your Broken Windows?

 
The Counter Argument – It’s Not the Windows

 
Case Study – What Is Your Line in the Sand?

 
Action – Dotmocracy

 
 
5. Math Can Make Bystanderism Manageable
The 80-20 Rule

 
Doing the Math

 
More Math – The Two by Ten Strategy

 
Even More Math – The Multiplier Effect

 
Can We Change Lives?

 
Case Study: Who Would You Choose?

 
Action – Math, Math and Even More Math

 
 
6. What Supervision of Students Really Entails
Meeting Myles

 
It’s Not The Wrong Place

 
Understanding the Responsibility of Supervision

 
Case Study: Spot the Supervision Problem

 
Action – Super Supervision

 
 
7. The Importance of Being Able to Say What You Mean
What is Mitigation?

 
Opaqueness - The Real Cost of Lies is That They Obscure the Truth

 
Lessons From Korean Air

 
Crucial Conversations – Fact vs. Stories

 
Case Study – What Would You Say?

 
Action – Common Language

 
 
8. Action at All Level
Satisfice is Not Enough

 
Enhanced Realities

 
Case Study: Where Did Things Go Wrong?

 
Action – Character Counts

 
 
III. Post Bystandersim
 
9. Closing the Circle of Communication
Knowing What to Say

 
Gen X Grew Up – Communicating With a New Generation of Parents

 
It Takes a Village – Communicating With Everyone

 
Case Study – What Will You Say?

 
Action – Communication 101

 
 
Final Thoughts
 
Appendix
Creating a Culture of Action - Breaking the Bystander Cycle: Moving Education Professionals from Bystander to Intervener (Original Article)

 
Definitions of the Bully, the Bullied and the Bystander

 
Bullying and You: The Perspective of Educational Professionals (Survey)

 
Leet Speak Dictionary

 
 
References
 
Index

"This book offers specific, concrete ways to assess a school’s current practices and implement practical strategies tailored to specific schools."

Melanie Mares, Academic Coach
Lowndes Middle School, GA

"The author strikes a great balance between text, action ideas, and survey questions. With each chapter comes the opportunity to examine one’s school and apply the information to improve an existing situation."

Kim E. Vogel, Principal
Parkdale Elementary School, OR

"This text offers great activities for addressing bullying and changing school culture. I will use this resource repeatedly with respect to Safe and Supportive Schools and Positive Climates for Learning."

Chris Sarellas, Principal
Vaughan Secondary School, Ontario, Canada

"This excellent resource gives teachers and administrators the strategies they need to move out of the role of bystander and improve school culture."

Janice Nicholls, Principal
Spruce Ridge Community School, Ontario, Canada
Key features
  • The book is organized around a 7 stage model that leads educators from bystander to proactive decision maker in order to recognize and reduce bullying.
  • Each chapter finishes with an "action" section which will guide the reader in a step-by-step format of what they can do in their own educational setting to start to create changes to current practice. These complete activities include warm up, main, exit, extension, and follow-up activities.
  • The author offers a 10 question "pulse check" at the end of the introduction to allow readers to jump to the section of the book that targets the weaknesses on which they want to focus.

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